hats off to Cowgirls and Cowboys CHANGING the World
As an Executive Coach, it's a joy to serve leaders passionate about presenting bold ideas that inspire action and trust. Their pursuit of excellence inspires me to be the best Coach I can be.
You can't help but feel energized when they take the stage. Like magnets, these leaders attract supporters with their visionary thinking. They have the courage and opportunity mindset to dream big. Many are serial entrepreneurs transforming how we live and work. Some are celebrity athletes forging an adventurous path as motivational speakers. Others are social entrepreneurs tackling big problems for the greater good. Regardless of their unique leadership journeys, a common thread unites them. They see the world through a different lens alive with fresh possibilities. Blazing new trails across industries - from water to wearables - gets their audiences excited about the future.
When describing my role, some CEO clients might say, "She's like an invisible symphony conductor. She guides my team members to present in perfect harmony. She understands what we're going through during change to help us achieve our speaking best." Entrepreneurs sometimes think of me as a Thought Partner in a creative process to help them reach their presentation best. They trust I'm in their corner to help them see and fix blind spots with compassion and gentle honesty. What these leaders sometimes don't know is I can see them command the room before they do. Watching their metamorphosis on stage is the best adrenaline rush.
As a working professional actor, I have come to understand the power of empathy. I love sharing what I've learned over decades to help leaders shine on camera, too. For analytical types, theatrical exercises can help them to get out of their head and speak from the heart. A good day is when a presenter achieves breakthrough as an inspiring leader. A great day is when a CEO presents to win the confidence of her company's Board of Directors. These special moments are music to my ears. Perhaps Thomas Edison said it best, "If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."